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Mars data indicate carbon dioxide snowfall


September 12th, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Scientists have received the clearest evidence yet of carbon dioxide snowfalls on Mars based on data provided by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), NASA reported ... Read more...

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Mars rover sends back human voice recording


August 28th, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 28 (IANS) The first recorded human voice that travelled from Earth to Mars and then back to Earth was released Monday at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) ... Read more...

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Curiosity makes maiden move on Mars


August 23rd, 2012 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 23 (IANS) Mars rover Curiosity has made its first move on the Red Planet, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) said.Curiosity's maiden drive combined forward, turn and reverse ... Read more...

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Curiosity wiggles wheels ahead of first drive on Mars


August 22nd, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 22 (IANS) Curiosity rover has wiggled its four corner wheels to prepare for its first drive on Mars, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California announced. ... Read more...

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Curiosity rover to test wheels, fire rock-shooting laser


August 18th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 18 (IANS) The robotic explorer Curiosity is ready to test its six wheels to see whether it can roll along the Martian soil and fire its rock-vaporizing ... Read more...

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NASA completes `brain transplant’ on Curiosity rover


August 15th, 2012 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 15 (IANS) NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, has announced that it has completed "brain transplant" on Mars rover Curiosity.As its main and backup computers ... Read more...

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Mars rover to undergo ‘brain transplant’


August 11th, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 11 (IANS) Mars rover Curiosity will undergo a "brain transplant" over the weekend with a software upgrade to prepare for new tasks ahead, NASA has said.The upgrade ... Read more...

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Mars rover landing to be broadcast live


August 1st, 2012 - 6:47 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) NASA's Curiosity rover will land on the Martian surface at 0531 GMT Aug 6 and the landing process will be broadcast live from the New York ... Read more...

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NASA to launch Mars rover in November


November 11th, 2011 - 10:20 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 11 (IANS) NASA will launch its car-sized Mars rover named Curiosity later this month.Scheduled to land on Mars in August 2012, the one-tonne rover will examine Gale Crater ... Read more...

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Asteroid 2005 yu55 to pass close to Earth today


November 8th, 2011 - 11:10 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Nov 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists say an asteroid will pass very closely by earth on Tuesday (8th of November 2011) but it is not expected to collide with the planet. The ... Read more...

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NASA launches 2.7 bn-km voyage to Jupiter


August 6th, 2011 - 10:16 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS) NASA has launched a 2.7-billion km voyage to Jupiter that will try to discover the secrets behind the largest planet in the solar system.The unmaned $1.1 ... Read more...

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NASA launches Jupiter probe


August 5th, 2011 - 7:51 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Florida, Aug 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) NASA will on Friday launch a spacecraft in a mission to unravel the mystery of Jupiter. The spacecraft which is dubbed Juno is expected to reach Jupiter ... Read more...

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NASA spacecraft closing in on huge asteroid Vesta


May 4th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): NASA spacecraft Dawn has reached a new phase of its mission to the asteroid Vesta, and will begin using cameras for the first time to aid navigation for ... Read more...

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Huge asteroid to fly close to earth on November


May 3rd, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): Mark your calendars for November 8, because that's when a massive asteroid will sweep past the Earth.The asteroid called 2005 YU55 has a diameter of 1,300 feet and ... Read more...

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SETI announces that they are closing the Alien Project due to lack of funding


April 29th, 2011 - 1:44 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, April 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute has announced that due to lack of funding, the Alien Project has been closed. The institute is a non-profit making ... Read more...

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Asteroid with potential power of 15 atomic bombs to pass moon’s orbit tonight


April 15th, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, April 15 (ANI): An asteroid with potential power of 15 atomic bombs will make its closest approach to Earth on Friday night when it passes just outside the orbit of the ... Read more...

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Titan shaped by weather, not ice volcanoes


April 10th, 2011 - 11:58 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 10 (ANI): NASA scientists, who analysed the data collected by the Cassini spacecraft, has suggested that the Saturn's smog-shrouded moon, Titan, may be much less geologically active than some scientists ... Read more...

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Huge asteroid to fly close to earth on November 8th, 2011


April 9th, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 9 (ANI): Mark your calendars for November 8th, because that's when a massive asteroid will sweep past the Earth.The asteroid called 2005 YU55 has a diameter of 1,300 feet and ... Read more...

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NASA’s Mars rover ‘Spirit’ ‘feared lost forever after it passes a yr in silence’


March 30th, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 30 (ANI): It has been more than a year since Mars rover 'Spirit' last contacted Earth, and NASA now fears it will never hear from it again.The U.S. space agency's ... Read more...

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Capitalism may have killed life on Mars, says Hugo Chavez


March 23rd, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 23 (ANI): Capitalism may be the reason behind lack of life on the planet Mars, according to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez."I have always said, heard, that it would not be ... Read more...

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Japan earthquake moves its coastline by 13 feet


March 14th, 2011 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar.14 (ANI): Massive 8.9 quake in Japan has moved its coastline as much as 13 feet, averaging eight feet along a stretch measuring 300 miles, according to the Geographical Survey Institute.According ... Read more...

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NASA’s Mars Orbiter completes 5-yr mark


March 10th, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): NASA's prolific Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has completed five years of circling the Red Planet.The orbiter has opened up a treasure trove of information about ancient environments, ice-age-scale climate ... Read more...

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Polar ice melt ‘accelerating rapidly, raising sea level’


March 9th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 9 (ANI): A new study from University of California has suggested that the pace at which the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets are melting is 'accelerating rapidly' and raising the ... Read more...

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Herschel reveals how much dark matter it takes to form new galaxy


February 17th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): The Herschel Space Observatory has measured how much dark matter is required in order to form a new galaxy."If you start with too little dark matter, then a ... Read more...

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NASA spacecraft clicks closest view ever of comet Tempel 1


February 16th, 2011 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
London, Feb 16 (ANI): NASA spacecraft Stardust flew within 112 miles of the Tempel 1, revisiting a comet at close range for the first time in the history of space exploration.It zoomed ... Read more...

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Car-size asteroid to pass close by Earth Wednesday


February 9th, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): U.S. scientists have said that a car-size asteroid will pass near Earth Wednesday, the second space rock in five days to fly near - but pose no threat ... Read more...

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Finding life on Mars could get easier with new tool


February 9th, 2011 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): Finding Martian life may soon become easier with the creative adaptation of a common analytical tool that can be installed directly on the robotic arm of a space ... Read more...

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How sunlight powers free-flying satellites through interplanetary space


February 4th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 4 (ANI): Demonstrations have finally confirmed that radiation from sunlight can power spacecraft through interplanetary space.Two trials of spacecraft, one on 20th Jan and another on 26th Jan, successfully used ... Read more...

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Saturnian moon may have fizzy ocean capable of harbouring life


January 29th, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 29 (ANI): Saturnian moon Enceladus may have a fizzy ocean capable of harbouring life, suggests new data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.The findings could explain the vast icy plumes of water ... Read more...

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It’s official: Jupiter was hit by an asteroid in 2009, not a comet


January 29th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): A new study has confirmed that in 2009, it was an asteroid that hit the giant planet Jupiter, not a comet.An international team of researchers used infrared data ... Read more...

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NASA craft prepares for Valentine’s Day date with comet


January 20th, 2011 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): NASA's spacecraft Stardust-NexT is preparing for a date on Valentine's Day with comet Tempel 1 at 11:37 p.m. EST.The mission will enable scientists to study the changes that ... Read more...

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NASA’s Odyssey spacecraft sets exploration record on Mars


December 16th, 2010 - 9:43 pm ICT by BNO News
PASADENA, CALIFORNIA (BNO NEWS) -- NASA's Mars Odyssey, which launched in 2001, has broken the record for longest-serving spacecraft at the Red Planet, the agency said.The probe began its 3,340th day in ... Read more...

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Voyager Spacecraft is Near Solar System’s Edge


December 15th, 2010 - 12:04 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Dec 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Voyager 1 Spacecraft, a long time part of the NASA space program is rushing toward the edge of our solar system. On Monday, NASA announced that recent ... Read more...

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NASA’s Odyssey orbiter to pass Martian career longevity record


December 10th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): By the middle of next week, NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter, which entered orbit around Mars on Oct. 24, 2001, will have worked longer at Mars than any other ... Read more...

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NASA Finds Traces Of Life In One Of Saturn’s Moon, Reports Say


December 2nd, 2010 - 2:59 am ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Dec 1, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Several novels and a number of movies have so far dealt with the concept of aliens and extra terrestrial life. All of them were limited to ... Read more...

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